Unraveling the Mystery of Development Impact Fees

Few people understand impact fees.  Estero Council of Community Leaders’ (ECCL) COO, Mark Novitski has written a primer on how they are calculated, what they can be used for, and who sets the rates.  Take the time to understand impact fees.  As ECCL’s paper says: “Knowledgeable people are influential people.”

Originally published by the ECCL on June 10, 2020

Few people, outside of the local, county, and state government agencies, understand “Development Impact” fees. The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) monitors impact fees, and their use in Estero and surrounding communities.

ECCL’s Chief Operating Officer Mark Novitski has provided a primer on Impact Fees which will answer:

  • What are Impact Fees and Why are they Needed?
  • How are the Fees Calculated?
  • For What can they be Used?
  • Who Sets the Rates?

The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) is a network of communities and organizations working together to serve as the “Voice of the People” to advocate for positive change. Visit their website at https://EsteroToday.com to subscribe to their mailing list, or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/esterofl/

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